Subject: RE: Exabyte 8200 - is anyone using one successfully?
To: 'Eric Volpe' <>
From: Burns, Scott <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/18/1996 09:35:22
I don't have the jumper settings handy, as the drive is located at my
other office. I do remember having to back off some of the more advanced
settings on my ADAPTEC 1542-CF, or I had the same symptoms as you. I am
just running GNU-Tar for backups now, but I will be switching to Amanda

The tar command I use is something like:

tar --totals -b 128 -cf /dev/rst0


>From: 	Eric Volpe[]
>Sent: 	Wednesday, December 18, 1996 4:08 AM
>Subject: 	Exabyte 8200 - is anyone using one successfully?
>I've been trying to use an exabyte 8200 on both i386 and pmax netbsd boxes
>without luck. depending on block size, device file, and probably the phase
>of the moon, it either crashes the machines, hangs the scsi bus completely,
>or just fails with an i/o error. I've been unable to come up with any rhyme
>or reason to what happens under which circumstances. The drive, incidentally
>is fine. IT reads and writes perfectly on the pmax under ultrix and on the
>i386 under linux. 
>I would appreciate if anyone who is using an exabyte 8200 successfully would
>send me a quick summary of how you use it (dump options, blocking, etc..) 
>and the jumper settings of your drive!
>thanks very much.. 
>			eric volpe